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Amphibian Stowaway Leapfrogs Customs Officials in England

Amphibian Stowaway Leapfrogs Customs Officials in England September 22, 2010 | Africa, Travel News | Read More
Talk about clever traveling. An endangered African frog from Cote d’Ivoire hitched a ride aboard a banana and ended up traveling 3,000 miles from home, and landed in Cambridge. It wasn’t until the box of bananas was unpacked at a grocery store that the frog was discovered. The store called...

Planned Serengeti Highway Outrages Ecologists, Tour Operators

Planned Serengeti Highway Outrages Ecologists, Tour Operators September 9, 2010 | Africa, Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
Every year between July and September, one million wildebeest migrate 1800 miles across the Serengeti plains of northern Tanzania and southern Kenya. It’s one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights, and it’s huge business for the tourism industry, bringing around 100,000 visitors every...

NY Museum Sues American Airlines For Losing Dead Fish

NY Museum Sues American Airlines For Losing Dead Fish May 4, 2010 | Africa, Travel News | Read More
New York’s American Museum of Natural History has sued American Airlines and is seeking at least $25,000 in damages because the airline destroyed two barrels of rare fish.  The fish barrels were being shipped from Africa, but when the plane carrying them stopped in Brussels last October, the lawsuit...

Thieving Baboons Seen at Vineyards in South Africa

Thieving Baboons Seen at Vineyards in South Africa March 23, 2010 | Cape Town, Travel News | Read More
PANIC – there will be a shortage of Chardonnay from South Africa this year, the grapes used to make the popular South African wine. And the diabolical creatures to blame? Baboons. Baboons, the red bottomed Old World monkeys, have (rather ironically) been eating the grapes on the vines that are...

10 Reasons to Visit Cairo

10 Reasons to Visit Cairo May 29, 2009 | Cairo | Read More
Plant your tongue firmly in cheek and just say it: the Pyramids are so last millennia! Who wants to travel half way around the world to see Toblerone-shaped piles of old stones? And the Egyptian Museum? No more than a glorified vanity wall of long dead despots. Here are ten far more compelling reasons...

First Time in Cape Town: The Cape Doctor’s Blowing

First Time in Cape Town: The Cape Doctor’s Blowing May 5, 2009 | Cape Town | Read More
There are a few things that are hard to miss in Cape Town:Table Mountain looming over the city is one, the wind is another.  When solid gray clouds are blowing in from the northwest as they are today, the ‘Cape Doctor’ has come and winter is here.  If gusts of wind are coming from the southeast...

Photo Friday: Beach Huts at Dusk

Photo Friday: Beach Huts at Dusk May 1, 2009 | Cape Town | Read More
In which NileGuide destination was this photo taken? Bonus points for knowing the name of the beach UPDATE 5/4: The photo was taken in Cape Town, South Africa along Muizenberg Beach. Located at the Northern End of False Bay, Muizenberg is known as one of the most beginner-friendly surfing beaches in...

Myth and Conspiracy in the Land of the Pharaohs

Myth and Conspiracy in the Land of the Pharaohs April 7, 2009 | Cairo, Culture/History | Read More
The Pyramids of Giza Forget about JFK, Princess Diana and the Apollo moon landings.  Forget about 9/11, the Illuminati, and the New World Order.  And don’t even think about dragging aliens, shape-shifting reptiles, or long-dead Sumerian gods into this.  If it’s a titillating hit of myth, conspiracy...

Under African Skies (Part 3)

Under African Skies (Part 3) October 13, 2008 | Africa | Read More
[To read the first two parts of the Under African Skies travelogue, check out Travelogues: Under African Skies (Part 1) and Travelogues: Under African Skies (Part 2)] When to Go The best time to visit Zambia for first-timers is the dry season, from May through September. The roads are easy to navigate,...

Under African Skies (Part 2)

Under African Skies (Part 2) October 3, 2008 | Africa | Read More
[To read the first part of this travelogue, check out Travelogues: Under African Skies (Part 1)] After our experience in South Luangwa, we flew a small plane south to the lower Zambezi river, where we landed on a dirt airstrip in some dry bush close to the river. From the air, the river was clearly the...
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